OFFICIAL SELECTIONS - January
ISR, 15:00, Web Series - Documentary
Spectrums is a new Israeli documentary series that follows the social, political and spiritual world of 10 members of the transgender community in Israel.
Two friends, a filmmaker and photographer, traverse the vast expanses of Namibia in their 4x4 Ford Ranger. Join them as they discover the wild animals of Etosha, the incredible richness of life in the Himba village or the volcanic mountains of Damaraland and meet the locals in Katutura, a poor district in the capital. This hypnotic roadtrip reveals the soul of this majestic and arid country where time passes differently.
US, 15:00, Documentary
16-year-old Sudanese refugee Anas steps into a parental role for his four younger siblings while balancing the challenges of life as a teenager.
ITA, 25:52, Narrative
Michele is a sardinian kid, fatherless, exuberant and rebel. One morning he skips school and reaches a coastal town, apparently deserted. He wanders through the streets of the city, has an accident, gets scared and goes back home. He asks his mother for help, but she ignores him. He runs away, and roams lonely and abandoned, as a stray dog, through ruins and wild paths, pushing himself further and further away from the sea. Exhausted, he descends a gorge carved in red rock, at the end of which he commits a violence that will change him forever.
AUT, 16:23, Narrative
Accustoming herself to the burden of a sick parent, 12-year-old Mia has taken it upon herself to take care of her younger brother Tim. When she meets Leo, a boy with Asperger Syndrome, her world is turned upside down, and she reclaims a piece of her childhood.
Daerik, an army veteran, returns to his hometown after being discharged from the military. Now homeless and suffering from severe PTSD, he tries to drown out the painful memories of a mission in Afghanistan where his men where killed.
In the meantime, Rebecca, a very young girl, attempts to find her brother who suddenly disappears after the war in Afghanistan. Rebecca, on her birthday, habitually goes to the park, where once she and her brother used to play as kids, and honors his memory. The same day, Rebecca sees a homeless man, and an inner urge to help brings her to him the next day. When Rebecca finds the homeless man living on the river bank, she realizes that it is her lost brother Daerik.
ESP, 3:45, Narrative
Dawn. A baby breaks the silence .
AUS, 7:37, Narrative
When Heidi stumbles upon something sinister while performing a routine hacking job, her worst nightmare comes knocking on her door.
A super hacker must recruit others like him, only to find himself in a game of cat and mouse with the agency that trained him in the first place.